"Diamonds & Rust" (Perris Records)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Fans of 80s party rock might get a kick out of Roxx. It's Motley Crue/Ratt/Poison style glam metal that doesn't rise to the level that those other bands managed to achieve despite their inherent cheesiness. 

The CD starts out okay with a rollicking, Lita Ford-like number but by the time you get to track 5, the ultra-cheesy "Lickety-Split," the band has all but lost you. It doesn't help that the production is muddled and murky. These are collected demos from the band and that fact is apparent upon listening. In fact, Roxx fans might be thrilled that these demos have surfaced.

Again, if you've got a Jones for 80s party glam metal, Roxx might just be what you're looking for. If not, you probably won't find anything to your liking here.

Roxx: George "Roxi" Hall - vocals; Franky Novello - guitars; Randi Ferri - guitars; Mark Skovran - bass; Marko Soccoli - drums. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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